Football WC: Brazil feel familiar weight of expectation

The last time Brazil played at home in the World Cup finals a 2-1 loss to Uruguay ended their hopes of a winning a first world title and plunged the country into a state of mourning.

Ex-star Carlos Alberto sees Brazil "in transition"

Carlos Alberto, Brazil`s skipper in their 1970 World Cup-winning side, on Tuesday described this year`s hosts of the global football showpiece event Brazil as being "in transition."

Brazil already eyeing last 16 after favourable draw

World Cup hosts Brazil might not admit it but they will already have one eye on the last 16 and a potential clash with holders Spain or Netherlands after a favourable draw on Friday.

Julio Cesar could return to Brazil in January

Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar has said he will be looking for a new club in January when the transfer window opens again.

Ronaldinho hopeful of World Cup recall

Ronaldinho has not given up hope of earning an international recall by Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari for next year`s World Cup.

World Cup goals record `there to be broken`: Ronaldo

Brazil`s legendary footballer Ronaldo has said he will not mind if Miroslav Klose breaks his World Cup scoring record next year.

Pele in heavyweight book launch

Brazilian soccer legend Pele on Wednesday launched a luxury limited edition book documenting his career -- and also giving a nod to The Beatles.

Neymar can be world`s best player, says Ronaldo

Young Brazil playmaker Neymar has improved since leaving Santos for Barcelona in June and could go on to become the best player in the world, according to compatriot Ronaldo.

Brazil soar, England tumble in latest FIFA rankings

Confederations Cup champions Brazil climbed up 13 places to ninth in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday, while England continued their slide as they dropped down to 15th.

Barcelona will get money`s worth from Neymar: Scolari

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari forecast Barcelona would get their money`s worth from Neymar after the starlet again showed his mercurial talent in Saturday`s win over Italy.

Confederations Cup: Brazil, Italy bid to avoid Spain trap

Brazil and Italy will be battling to avoid the daunting likelihood of a semi-final against world champions Spain.

Neymar denies injury fears

Brazil striker Neymar has denied reports he is carrying an injury and declared himself certain to start in Brazil`s Confederations Cup Group A match against Mexico on Wednesday.

England and Brazil play out 2-2 draw

England recorded an unlikely draw against Brazil as Roy Hodgson`s side battled from a goal down to take the lead before Paulinho sent the iconic Maracana Stadium into raptures with a late leveller.

Kaka, Ronaldinho just the start of Brazil`s dilemmas

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Tuesday will announce a 23-man squad for next month`s FIFA Confederations Cup.

Neymar set for Barcelona talks in July

Barcelona are closing in on Santos star Neymar as the Brazil international is scheduled to travel to Catalunya in July to open talks with the Blaugrana, Goal.com can reveal.

Chiellini out of Italy-Brazil match

Defender Giorgio Chiellini has been left out of the upcoming friendly between Italy and Brazil, Italy doctor Enrico Castellacci confirmed.

Bruno de Souza jailed for murdering his ex-girlfriend

Brazilian football star, Bruno de Souza has been found guilty of ordering hit men to brutally murder her ex-girlfriend, Eliza Samudio in June 2010.

Ronaldinho & Dante named in Brazil squad for England friendly

Brazil coach Luis Felipe Scolari has named Ronaldinho in his 20-man squad for his side`s friendly against England in February.

Marcelo out for three months with fractured foot

Real Madrid defender Marcelo is facing a three-month spell on the sidelines after sustaining a broken metatarsal while on international duty with Brazil.

Kaka to feature in four-pronged Brazil attack

Brazil coach Mano Menezes is set to include Kaka in a four-pronged attacking formation for Thursday`s international friendly against Iraq in Malmo.